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Doughty making impact

Jun 7, 2014

Doughty making impact

When Drew Doughty joined the Los Angeles Kings, he could walk around town unnoticed. Almost nobody at the supermarket or on Manhattan Beach realized this slightly pudgy teenager was the No. 2 overall pick in the NHL draft, bound for hockey stardom. After six ...

Jun 7, 2014

Penguins part ways with Bylsma

The Penguins fired the franchise’s all-time winningest coach on Friday while hiring Rutherford away from the Carolina Hurricanes to replace Ray Shero as general manager. Rutherford’s first decision was to end the three weeks of limbo for Dan Bylsma, whose star-laden teams had fallen ...

Kings get past Rangers in OT

Jun 5, 2014

Kings get past Rangers in OT

Just over 15 minutes into the Stanley Cup finals, the Los Angeles Kings had fallen into yet another two-goal hole against the speedy New York Rangers. Justin Williams knows Los Angeles should stay out of these jams. After Williams scored his latest winning goal, ...

Zuccarello creating buzz in Norway

Jun 4, 2014

Zuccarello creating buzz in Norway

Hockey rarely gets much attention in Norway, a skiing-obsessed nation that turns to soccer when the snow melts. Mats Zuccarello is changing that. Zuccarello is only the seventh player from Norway to make it to the NHL, and he’s the first to make it ...

Kings prevail in Game 7

Jun 2, 2014

Kings prevail in Game 7

When it comes to Game 7, Los Angeles truly is the king of the road. Alec Martinez scored at 5:47 of overtime, and the Kings beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-4 on Sunday night to advance to the Stanley Cup finals for the second time ...

Kane forces Game 7

May 31, 2014

Kane forces Game 7

Patrick Kane skated to a patch of open ice near the painted Stanley Cup logo and fired a long, low shot at the Los Angeles net, hoping to hit an invisible hole. His Chicago Blackhawks teammates weren’t shocked when he found it. Kane’s career ...

Rangers blank Canadiens, advance to Stanley Cup finals

May 30, 2014

Rangers blank Canadiens, advance to Stanley Cup finals

Henrik Lundqvist was perfect on a night he needed to be. After one of the toughest games of his career, the New York goalie bounced back with a performance that put the Rangers in the Stanley Cup finals. Lundqvist wasn’t overly busy in stopping ...

'Hawks best Kings in 20T

May 29, 2014

'Hawks best Kings in 20T

Michal Handzus is every day of 37 years old and 15 seasons in the NHL. He knows he’s near the end of his career. He knows he’s slower than most of his Chicago teammates. He also knows how to finish a play in a ...

Canadiens stay alive, force Game 6

May 28, 2014

Canadiens stay alive, force Game 6

Rene Bourque scored three goals and the Montreal Canadiens chased goalie Henrik Lundqvist to beat the New York Rangers 7-4 on Tuesday, staving off elimination in the Eastern Conference final. The Rangers, who lead the best-of-seven series 3-2, will have another chance to earn ...

May 27, 2014

Kings capitalize on fast start in rout of 'Hawks

The ovations started after the Los Angeles Kings’ third goal in 16 minutes to open Game 4 of the Western Conference final, and the home crowd eventually serenaded its team off the ice for intermission. The low-scoring Kings have become the Stanley Cup playoffs’ ...

St. Louis the hero again as Rangers beat Habs

May 26, 2014

St. Louis the hero again as Rangers beat Habs

Martin St. Louis found another way to lift up his New York Rangers teammates. This time he carried them within one win of the Stanley Cup finals. What St. Louis lacks in physical size, he compensates with heart. Since he rejoined the club one ...

Kings slip by Blackhawks

May 25, 2014

Kings slip by Blackhawks

Tyler Toffoli and Tanner Pearson are among the few Los Angeles Kings who don’t have a Stanley Cup ring from two years ago. Jeff Carter is grateful the youngsters are carrying him along on their own Cup chase after their line came up with ...